Trinity-Clifton Pastoral charge is an Affirming Ministry.affirmsymbol

A United Church that is an Affirming Ministry is one that specifically declares itself to be fully inclusive of all people — regardless of ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race or sexual orientation.

Affirming ministries promote awareness and understanding and work to end discrimination, alienation and ignorance.

They are explicitly welcoming around issues of sexuality and gender; and are fully supportive of people of all sexual orientations and gender identity.

 

Trinity-Clifton’s Inclusive Marriage Policy


Affirming Vision Statement

(Approved by the congregation, May 24, 2015)

We, the Trinity-Clifton Christian family, believe that God has blessed us with diversity, including diversity in sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, age, ability and faith. We believe that Jesus challenged boundaries by reaching out to all people, welcoming and honouring all in their uniqueness.

We publicly declare our commitment to openness, growth, action and education, honouring diversity and challenging injustice in solidarity with those who experience discrimination.

We offer our resources and talents with open hands and hearts in love and service to all as we work for reconciliation and justice locally, regionally, and globally.


 

Trinity United Church becomes an affirming ministry

Trinity-Clifton Pastoral charge became an Affirming Ministry on February 14, 2016, the first Affirming Ministry on PEI.
A large, well-attended Celebration Service was followed by a social get together with refreshments and musical entertainment.

A United Church that is an Affirming Ministry is one that specifically declares itself to be fully inclusive of all people — regardless of ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race or sexual orientation.

“We want to be a just Church in a just society,” said Reverend Greg Davis, Minister at Trinity.

“It means more than being welcoming” states Reverend Davis.

Affirming ministries promote awareness and understanding and work to end discrimination, alienation and ignorance.
They are explicitly welcoming around issues of sexuality and gender, and fully supportive of people of all gender identity and sexual orientation.

They demonstrate a broad commitment to justice and addressing issues such as racism, economic justice, accessibility, and caring for the planet.
“Trinity-Clifton has a long history of working for justice, so becoming an Affirming Ministry is another step in that commitment. As a community of faith that takes their inspiration from the life of Jesus, the Trinity-Clifton congregation looks forward to welcoming the talents, growth, friendship, leadership, and vitality that comes from deliberately enriching their congregation with diversity,” said Davis.

 

More information on Affirm United can be found at http://affirmunited.ause.ca